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Review of On-A-Slant Village

On-A-Slant Village
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Mandan
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Owner description: Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.
Iowa City, Iowa
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487 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Had no idea...”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had no idea of the kind of people the Mandan Indians were but walked away a lot more educated. The village is quite interesting. Go up to the Infantry Blockhouse to get a different view of it - look down on the village. You can see the indentations of where other homes set.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What is that a picture of?”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Natives lived in that location, but they dwelled in earth lodges. I have no idea what that picture is portraying. Let's be clear that Gen. Custer kept them close, so as to keep an eye on them. He and his men also gave them the smallpox. Colonialism happened. Let's be real. I grew up in Mandan, and know the history of the area well. It's tough to see the more painful side of colonialism when you are simply acting as a tourist, because they do their best to make a hero out of Custer, when he was anything but.

Visited December 2012
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87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice little day trip”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I came here with my hubby on a Saturday, most of the Earth Lodges were closed, but we enjoyed the time we spent looking around the ones that were open.

Visited November 2012
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Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“On-A-Slant-Village”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Mr.White did an amazing job on our tour. We are so lucky that he showed up to give us a tour. We all learned so much more than we would have on a self guided tour.

Visited September 2012
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Flasher, North Dakota
2 reviews
“our trip was awesome”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

we enjoyed the beautiful country with all the rarms and ranches. we enjoyed the buffalo ranch. we enjoyed seeing all the wild life from rabbits to large deer we seen it all. the lodge felt like a home away from home to us.

Visited September 2011
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